Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2801. Near Helderberg Hill [1] 2/11/2013
2802. If Ever I Can Travel On The Road 2/11/2013
2803. How Do I Wish To Go Home (Wordsworth Sonnet) 2/11/2013
2804. I Had Noticed Suddenly 2/13/2013
2805. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
2806. When All Of Life Comes Together As Genuine And True 2/13/2013
2807. Three Kisses (Novelinee) 2/14/2013
2808. The Time Has Rushed By [1] 2/15/2013
2809. The Time Has Rushed By, Love 2/15/2013
2810. The Time Has Rushed By [3] 2/15/2013
2811. Give Big Power 2/17/2013
2812. Winged Arrow 2/17/2013
2813. I Am No Nietzsche Follower 2/17/2013
2814. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/19/2013
2815. In The Yellow-Brown Grass 2/19/2013
2816. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) [1] 2/19/2013
2817. In The Yellow-Brown Grass [2] 2/19/2013
2818. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
2819. Now That We Are One 1/31/2013
2820. A Clear Sweet Voice 1/31/2013
2821. There Are Drops Of Rain 1/31/2013
2822. The Widow Viljee As By Johann Johl (Parody) 2/1/2013
2823. The Bit Of Time (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
2824. During Blissful Passion (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
2825. When I See You Smile In Tranquillity (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/20/2013
2826. Daily The Sands Of Time To The End Do Run 2/20/2013
2827. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) 2/20/2013
2828. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) [1] 2/20/2013
2829. If Everything That I Do Dream 2/21/2013
2830. When Your Eyes Did Suddenly Leave Mine 2/21/2013
2831. Now That The Autumn Sun 2/21/2013
2832. Individuals 2/25/2013
2833. Individuals [2] 2/25/2013
2834. In The Rain Forest We Were Blinded By The Spray 2/25/2013
2835. The Kite 2/25/2013
2836. Those Who Drowned 2/25/2013
2837. Mary Magdalene As A Accused 2/25/2013
2838. Surety 2/26/2013
2839. When I Met You 2/26/2013
2840. You Stand Watering The Roses 2/26/2013

Comments about Gert Strydom

  • Twigs Way (12/11/2015 4:24:00 AM)

    I am trying to get in touch with Gert Strydom URGENTLY as I wish to include one of his poems (on Carnations) in a book - can anyone please help? Unless I can make contact soon the editor wants to remove it.

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  • Kayoko Kan (7/16/2012 3:16:00 AM)

    Your poems are a balm of gentle love. Thank you

  • Johan Fourie (1/11/2012 4:32:00 AM)

    Hello Gert... waardering vir jouse versameling dan. Maar soos die kind soldaat wat verwaarloos deur sy regering destyds is, verloen ons dan nie ook ons taal as daar so min van jousewerk in die moedertaal is?

  • Dickson Mseti Dickson Mseti (4/26/2010 4:25:00 AM)

    POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET.

Best Poem of Gert Strydom

Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
burning high,
I thank the God that made me free
to choose which light to follow as a guide.

In dark circumstance and whatever fate brings,
destiny and chance do not conquer
and I still rise wiser
to life and its things

and my will remains free
to decide where my words
and actions belong
whether they are right or wrong
and to no human I bend a knee
and in all things I only answer to Him
who Captain’s me.

[References: Invictus by William Ernest ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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